Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils).
The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.
The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at: www.southwarwickshire.org.uk
Stratford-on-Avon District Council is responsible for the cleansing of highway land throughout the district and the enforcement of environmental crime laws.
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 places a duty on local authorities to ensure that the roads and highways for which they are responsible are kept clear of litter and refuse as far as it is reasonably practicable.
In addition to these statutory duties, Stratford-on-Avon District Council is committed to enhancing the attractiveness of the district and reducing anti-social behaviour, crime and the fear of crime. These commitments recognise the link between poor local environmental quality, perception of place and the fear of crime while also recognising that everyone in the district has a personal responsibility to manage their waste responsibly and keep the district free of litter, flytips and other local environmental quality issues.
There is a large body of evidence to show that local environmental quality issues can have a significant detrimental impact on local communities. For example, graffiti is not just criminal damage to someone else's property; it is also a signal that can encourage further vandalism and more serious crimes. The prevalence of issues such as litter, fly tipping, graffiti and fly posting in an area can leave local communities feeling forgotten, impacting on perceptions of place and quality of life.
If you have any comments, concerns or queries or would like to report any Street Cleansing or Environmental Crime issues, we would like to hear from you. Please contact us on the details below.